UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: South America REFERENCE: Andrade DV, Harris E. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika virus (ZIKV) caused explosive epidemics across the Americas, starting in Brazil in 2015, and has been associated with severe manifestations such as microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. As the
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ajay Pillarisetti, MT Hernandez, John Balmes, Kirk Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Paraguay REFERENCE: Tagle M, Pillarisetti A, Hernandez MT, Troncoso K, Soares A, Torres R, Galeano A, Oyola P, Balmes J, Smith KR. Indoor Air. 2018 Oct 19. doi: 10.1111/ina.12513. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:In Paraguay, 49% of the population depends on biomass (wood and charcoal) for
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luis A. Rodriguez DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: Mexico REFERENCE: Rodríguez LA, Mundo-Rosas V, Méndez-Gómez-Humarán I, Pérez-Escamilla R, Shamah-Levy T. Dietary quality and household food insecurity among Mexican children and adolescents. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2016. doi:10.1111/mcn.12372. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Seventy percent of Mexican households experience some level of food insecurity (FI). Studies have shown positive
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee Riley DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: San Paulo, Brazil REFERENCE: Rajan JV, Moura J, Gourley G, et al. Understanding the barriers to successful adoption and use of a mobile health information system in a community health center in São Paulo, Brazil: a cohort study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016;16:146. doi:10.1186/s12911-016-0385-1. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Mobile
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee W. Riley DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: Brazil, South America REFERENCE: Rajan J, Moura J, Gourley G et al. Understanding the barriers to successful adoption and use of a mobile health information system in a community health center in São Paulo, Brazil: a cohort study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016;16(1). doi:10.1186/s12911-016-0385-1.
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris, Magdela Montoya, Chunling Wang DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner J, Balmaseda A, Gresh L et al. Homotypic Dengue Virus Reinfections in Nicaraguan Children. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016;214(7):986-993. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiw099. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Infection with any of the 4 related dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-4) is thought to result in lifelong immunity to
UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Craig Steinmaus, Jane Liaw, Allan H Smith, David C. Dauphine UCSF AUTHORS: John R Balmes,  Anthony Nardone DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2016 REGION: Chile, South America REFERENCE: Steinmaus C, Ferreccio C, Acevedo J et al. High risks of lung disease associated with early-life and moderate lifetime arsenic exposure in northern Chile. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 2016;313:10-15. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2016.10.006. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Arsenic in
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lia Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Chile, South America REFERENCE: Kagawa RMC, Fernald LCH, Behrman JR. Weight Status and Behavioral Problems among Very Young Children in Chile. Chevrier J, ed. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(9):e0161380. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161380. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Our objective was to explore the association between weight status and behavioral problems in children before school age. We examined whether
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Christopher T. Anderson, Sarah A. Reynolds, Lia CH Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Peru, South America REFERENCE: Andersen CT, Stein AD, Reynolds SA, et al. Stunting in Infancy Is Associated with Decreased Risk of High Body Mass Index for Age at 8 and 12 Years of Age. The Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(11):2296-2303. doi:10.3945/jn.116.234633. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luis Rosero-Bixby DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Costa Rica REFERENCE: Rosero-Bixby L, Coto-Yglesias F, Dow WH. Pulse blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality in a population-based cohort of elderly Costa Ricans. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2016;30(9):555-562. doi:10.1038/jhh.2015.117. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: We studied the relationships between blood pressure (BP), pulse pressure (PP) and cardiovascular (CV) death in older adults using data
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: El Salvador REFERENCE: Dabiri D, Fontana M, Kapila Y, Eckert G, Sokal-Gutierrez K. Community-based assessment and intervention for early childhood caries in rural El Salvador. International Dental Journal. 2016;66(4):221-228. doi:10.1111/idj.12228. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The objectives were to assess early childhood caries (ECC) in rural areas of El Salvador and to
UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Henry Puerta-Guardo, Daniela Michlmayr, Chunling Wang, Eva Harris UCSF AUTHORS: Takako Tabata, Matthew Petit, June Fang-Hoover, Lenore Pereira DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: The Americas REFERENCE: Tabata T, Petitt M, Puerta-Guardo H et al. Zika Virus Targets Different Primary Human Placental Cells, Suggesting Two Routes for Vertical Transmission. Cell Host & Microbe. 2016;20(2):155-166. doi:10.1016/j.chom.2016.07.002. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika